Second cut silage was cut on the 8th August under favourable conditions after a long spell of wet conditions (38 acres).
Started meal feeding 28th July to the Beef Heifers (42) and they are getting 4 Kgs of meal @ grass.
The average weight of the Beef Heifers is 509 Kgs and they are doing ADG of 0.95 Kg since turnout (14th March).
The Bullocks ( 47 ) were weighted on the 8th of August and their average weighted is 512 Kgs with an average daily gain since turnout of 0.84 Kgs ( 14th March )
20 of those bullocks were drafted and are getting 3 kg of meal @ grass. Meal feeding commenced on the 9th August. Those 20 bullocks average weight is 563 Kgs and their ADG since turnout is 1 Kg per day
Newford Bull calves were weighted on the 9th of August. They were 263 Kgs with an ADG from Birth 1.32 Kgs / day. Note : These calves were castrated on the 27th July
Newford Heifer calves were 239 Kgs with an ADG from Birth of 1.25 Kgs/day
7 replacement heifers which were not fit for bulling will be sold off Newford . This will eased a small bite of pressure on the Autumn grass wedge. Their average weight is 395 Kgs
The 2 teaser bulls were housed and are on Ab-Lib meal.
Calves were treated for worms due to a lot of coughing cause by the wet, damp humidity weather of late.
Newford Scanning Results Carried Out on the 1st August 2017
10 Weeks Breeding Season
Cows that held to First services: 64
Cows that held to Second services: 18
Cows that held to Stock bulls: 11
93 cows were Scan in-calf out of 99 cows over 10 weeks breeding Season
Note: 4 Cull Cows were not bred
23 out of 26 replacement heifers were scan in-calf on the contract farm
22 out of 23 Heifers held to First services over a 6 week breeding period
The 2 Stock Bulls ( 5 Star Bulls) decision will be made shortly regarding their future in Newford